UPDATE: Cops probe 4 murders, inquest after Durban magistrate, husband, 3 kids found dead

2019-03-06 15:45
Scene outside Montclair house where a Durban magistrate, her husband and three children were shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon (Supplied by Rescue Care Paramedics)

Scene outside Montclair house where a Durban magistrate, her husband and three children were shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon (Supplied by Rescue Care Paramedics)

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Police are investigating four murders and have opened an inquest docket after five members of the family of Montclair, Durban, including a magistrate, were found dead in their home on Wednesday.

"We do not know what really happened, that is why we have opened four counts of murder as well as [an] inquest for further investigation," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane told the media outside the family's home.

Earlier, Zwane confirmed that a Durban magistrate, her court interpreter husband as well as their three children - aged between nine and 17 - were found dead in their home.

A pistol was also found at the scene.

Rescue Care paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said paramedics were alerted to a shooting at a residence in the area just after 15:00. 

Officials are still on the scene.

More details to follow.

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